This just in from Reybee Inc. I am very sad to learn of this news this morning. Like so many of you, I consider The Smiths one of the great bands of all time and Andy Rourke's bass playing was an essential element of the British group's signature sound...Robert Kinsler
|Andy Rourke in 2007.|
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ANDREW MICHAEL ROURKE
Passed away at age 59
January 17, 1964 - May 19, 2023
MAY 19, 2023 (New York, NY) -- It is with deep sadness that we announce that Andy Rourke has passed away in the early hours today at age 59 in New York City at Memorial Sloan Kettering after a lengthy illness with pancreatic cancer.
Andy will be remembered as a kind and beautiful soul by those who knew him and as a supremely gifted musician by music fans.
We request privacy at this sad time.
Below is Johnny Marr's Tweet that went out earlier today.
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